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Southern Oaks Inn
Ranked #10 of 78 Hotels in St. Augustine
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Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews
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“Hospitality plus!”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

We've stayed in St. Augustine many times, usually in B&Bs, the majority of which were Victorian in style, but within easy walking distance of the historic section of town, restaurants and shops. As soon as I called for a reservation and asked for beach chairs to borrow, I had a good feeling about Southern Oaks. Dylan, the manager, agreed to make chairs available and went out of his way to do so. He and his staff made us northern Vermonters feel like part of a beloved family, with a warm welcome, a personal connection, amazing breakfasts, and more. The bed was comfortable (rarely the case in many B&Bs I've stayed in), the pillows perfect, the room extra-clean, extra towels and clothes hangers for the asking. The room rate was lower than the B&Bs, with a better breakfast -- actual protein! Eggs & bacon in addition to biscuits & gravy, grits, toast, French toast, and bagels. It looks like a "guest laundry" is in process, too. One last note: Florida, as a state, is not known for its acceptance of gay men and lesbians (although some B&Bs advertise on gay travel sites as lgbt-friendly); we are a long-time lesbian couple, and felt so warmly welcomed and well taken care of by every member of the staff that we were able to relax and be ourselves -- and isn't that what a vacation is for? We will definitely go back on our next trip to St. Augustine.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Traveling with a puppy is a new experience for me and my wife and most hotels/motels don't take dogs (for very good reasons, I'm sure). Or they charge an arm and a leg. Spent one night here. The motel was updated, clean, central, with ample parking, decent breakfast, good staff and a dog run (and pool and other things too.) A good experience!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

We had to make a trip up to St. Augustine for a family graduation at Flagler, but we were having trouble finding a place that would allow dogs and not charge an insane amount a night, for both them and us. I was very pleased when I found Southern Oaks Inn and learned that the price was VERY reasonable. Once we arrived we were greeted by a very friendly staff and walked into a newly renovated, clean room. The breakfast room was wonderful as well - no bells and whistles, but just what you needed to get your day started. We loved the little fenced in dog run. Overall we had a wonderful stay and we will not consider any other hotel when we are staying near St. Augustine!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Marietta, GA
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you are looking for a special B & B experience in St. Augustine, this is not the one. But if you are looking for a nice, well priced, clean and comfortable place to stay, Southern Oaks provides good value for the money and they were extremely helpful with dining and tour recommendations including finding a discount coupon for us. The location is good if you have a car or plan to do a trolly tour, but not walking distance to downtown. Breakfast was included but could stand improvement. The room was large, comfortable, updated, and clean. I'm pretty picky and would stay there again. We're retired and I saw other retirees and also families. We did hear a train during the night but it passed and didn't keep us awake.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

I love this hotel. Great place to stay and so clean. Easy check in. The breakfast was very tasty. New furnishings in the room and very clean. Love that they have wood floors in room so not Walking around on dirty carpets. Will definitely stay there again.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Overall awesome place to stay. It's close enough to the downtown fort and shops.

VERY clean rooms and buidling.

Outtanding customer service. The folks there could not do ENOUGH for us.

Home made breakfast with everything you could ask for. Eggs, French Toast, Bacon, home made biscuits, OJ, coffeee, just had everything. And it was delicious.

We highly recommend and will be back again !!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Great location to visit old town st Augustine. King Room was fresh clean with plenty of parking. Good hot breakfast choices that change daily made on site. Staff very helpful for ideas on restaurants and any other needs that should arise.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Southern Oaks Inn
Address: 2800 N Ponce de Leon Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32084-1649
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Location: United States > Florida > St. Augustine
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in St. Augustine
#4 Best Value Hotel in St. Augustine
#10 Family Hotel in St. Augustine
#15 Romantic Hotel in St. Augustine
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Southern Oaks Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 124
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located at the northern entrance to historic Saint Augustine, Southern Oaks Inn is welcoming guests to the newly renovated and redesigned hotel. Spacious guest rooms offer comfortable queen or king beds and new furnishings. Relax by the pool, enjoy the complimentary, full hot breakfast in the spacious dining area, and visit our concierge to discover all there is to see and do in this beautiful city. Restaurants and shopping are close by, and the boarding station for the downtown trolley service is just across the street. The Inn is pet friendly, as well. ... more   less 
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Saint Augustine Rodeway Inn

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